For many of us, the term "health food" brings to mind rice cakes and
bran flakes, but the Alameda Marketplace will rid you of your
misconceptions. Housing several businesses that provide quality foods
and drinks to bring home or eat on the go, the Marketplace is a
mini-mall for food lovers. Within these walls you will find everything
from fine wines and cheeses at Farmstead Cheeses and Wines and
fresh-baked bread and pastries at Feel Good Bakery, to quality meat at
Baron's Meat & Poultry, all anchored by the Alameda Natural
Grocery, purveyors of sustainable and organic groceries and produce.
And once you're done with your shopping frenzy, you can get of cup of
joe at the Beanery, grab a sushi platter at Sushi King, or even get a
relaxing massage in the supplements section. Looking for somewhere to
take that special someone? The Marketplace is also home to Ching Hua
restaurant, which provides authentic Beijing and Sichuan cuisine
— food fit for royalty.